My current HTPC:
Home Built HTPC Silverstone SST-GD05B Case Silverstone 400w PSU Intel DG43GT MB E8400 Core2Duo 3.0 Ghz 8GB DDR2 PC6400 RAM 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD OS 2TB WD Green HD recordings LG BH10LS30 10x Blu-ray r/w ATI Radeon 5570 2xHauppauge 2250 dual tuner (4 tuners total) RCA ANT751 OTA antenna Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Used mostly for WMC recording and playing back OTA tv, streaming TV (Hulu, etc), and ripped DVD/bluray. I leave it on 24/7.
About the only things on my current system I wonder if it could be better would be using an i3 with integrated graphics and lower power CPU to save power and possibly heat/fan noise. also, the 29/59 bug occasionally.
Anyone go from something similar to mine and notice a difference or not? Worthwhile upgrading?